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10-22-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By DAT2RTR

Oil pickup tubes are one of the known weakpoints...

Oil pickup tubes are one of the known weakpoints in the EJ motors. If I had to guess, that's what let go. My 09 has 193k miles on it now and it runs fine. That sucks to hear though for sure.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
10-21-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,968
Posted By DAT2RTR

I wasn't entirely sure how sketchy it was going...

I wasn't entirely sure how sketchy it was going to be. And I had to work on my daily driver. No sense in messing up suspension bits or ripping a bumper off to not be competitive. I only made it to...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
10-14-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,968
Posted By DAT2RTR

I didn't end up going. I heard from people that...

I didn't end up going. I heard from people that went that the lot was smooth. But, the daily driver has to get "Fixed" before you can go racing.
10-14-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By DAT2RTR

I daily drove mine for 5 months after I bought...

I daily drove mine for 5 months after I bought it. Loved it. Hated filling the tank. Bought a Subaru when winter got close, because ND winters suck a ton. Now id rather drive that 9/10 times. But, a...
10-07-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 821
Posted By DAT2RTR

Now the real fun begins

Now the real fun begins
10-07-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,571
Posted By DAT2RTR

Nobody has said it yet. So. go get a compression...

Nobody has said it yet. So. go get a compression test from a Mazda dealer or a shop that has a rotary specific tester. You can chase maintenance problems all day. But if the motor could be toast,...
10-07-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,930
Posted By DAT2RTR

I like the canards. I doubt they're big enough to...

I like the canards. I doubt they're big enough to actually do anything noticeable. But..
10-07-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,744
Posted By DAT2RTR

Along with whats been said above, do you have the...

Along with whats been said above, do you have the under tray for the radiator? And, is your AC condenser still in front of the radiator or have you removed that as well?
10-07-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By DAT2RTR

My opinion, would be. Get an RX8? Yes. Get an RX8...

My opinion, would be. Get an RX8? Yes. Get an RX8 as a daily driver? No way.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
10-07-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,968
Posted By DAT2RTR

Our local SCCA region is hosting its first ever...

Our local SCCA region is hosting its first ever rallycross event on Saturday. And im right in the middle of turboing my Impreza. if its not done by then I might tear the front and rear bumpers off...
09-08-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,839
Posted By DAT2RTR

You could cut a hole right in front of the VFAD...

You could cut a hole right in front of the VFAD and put a fancy piece of carbon fiber trim around it like you see on alot of 350Z's and S2000's. I have thought about that, and would if it were class...
08-28-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,427
Posted By DAT2RTR

I picked up my 04 with 91k miles, no compression...

I picked up my 04 with 91k miles, no compression test, original motor, drove it until 106k, finally got around to getting the test done and had failing compression on all faces with a 3.9 on one face...
08-22-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,177
Posted By DAT2RTR

Mazda Maniac is the only authorized rx8 Cobb...

Mazda Maniac is the only authorized rx8 Cobb dealer. You have to buy it through him. After that, you can get access tuner race through Cobb. Or your tuner can do that.
08-22-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,579
Posted By DAT2RTR

I'll entertain insanity for a couple minutes ...

I'll entertain insanity for a couple minutes

Why do you need very sticky tires if you're going to be on a prepared runway? Especially with a motor that has ~140wtq You're not building a quarter...
08-22-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,706
Posted By DAT2RTR

You can email Mazda and see if that car still has...

You can email Mazda and see if that car still has the original motor in it. My 04 had 104k miles and I finally got around to getting a compression test done. Mid 6's in all except for one face in the...
08-22-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 33,228
Posted By DAT2RTR

I wanted a new motor. I don't know any rx8 owners...

I wanted a new motor. I don't know any rx8 owners that don't want new motors.
08-17-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9,021
Views: 1,009,867
Posted By DAT2RTR

Ive been wrong before and will be wrong again. I...

Ive been wrong before and will be wrong again. I still like the camo wrap though.
08-17-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,295
Posted By DAT2RTR

Fire hammers, Impact guns, breaker bar, cheater...

Fire hammers, Impact guns, breaker bar, cheater bar, a can of break free, and a whole lot of swearing. You'll be alright
08-17-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9,021
Views: 1,009,867
Posted By DAT2RTR

I know the guy that owns that car from a facebook...

I know the guy that owns that car from a facebook group. It was boosted for a while. and hes pretty knowledgable about these cars. I happen to like the camo pattern wrap. Judge me.
08-17-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 64,942
Posted By DAT2RTR

It really sounds like a side seal issue to me....

It really sounds like a side seal issue to me. Have you had time to get in for a compression test after your rebuild? Thats really the only way to know for sure.
08-17-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 1,525,581
Posted By DAT2RTR

Previous cars -1988 Pontiac 6000 -1995...

Previous cars

-1988 Pontiac 6000
-1995 Pontiac Bonneville
-1993 Chevy Cavalier
-1990 GMC Stepside 1500 2WD
-1995 Chevy Cavalier
-2004 Mazda RX8 (still own)
-2009 Subaru Impreza (daily drive)
08-17-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,327
Posted By DAT2RTR

How many miles are on the car right now?

How many miles are on the car right now?
08-12-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,917
Posted By DAT2RTR

Just to be clear, when we say "get a compression...

Just to be clear, when we say "get a compression test" we mean before you buy the car. Done with a proper rotary compression tester, normalized for atmospheric pressure and RPM.
08-10-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,917
Posted By DAT2RTR

I guess id rather spend ~$300 on anything other...

I guess id rather spend ~$300 on anything other than intake sound is all.
I can see that, but ive driven ALOT of cars with a wide variety of aftermarket flywheels on them. Not a fan. Personal...
08-10-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 145,260
Posted By DAT2RTR

I know this. My rx8 flooded out on me once....

I know this. My rx8 flooded out on me once. because i let someone else start it, and they didnt hold on the starter long enough for it to actually fire up. (weak motor, starter spins like 300rpm) and...
08-10-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,917
Posted By DAT2RTR

Compression test first. before anything else. at...

Compression test first. before anything else. at all. period.

1. Yes bhr igniton
2. alignment yes, learn the car before destroying it with coilovers, also, go big or go home with those.
3. nope,...
08-10-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 145,260
Posted By DAT2RTR

Or, Or, people could just hold the key on start...

Or, Or, people could just hold the key on start long enough for the car to start. Im not sure why this is so complicated. And no, Youwonder, i wouldnt bother deflooding the car before or after. Do...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
08-10-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 145,680
Posted By DAT2RTR

Life has a way of doing that. Top Gun challenge...

Life has a way of doing that. Top Gun challenge in Helena MT is this weekend. and there was a local autox on sunday. Unless i race the impreza on some terrible BRZ tires im probably going to be done...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
08-10-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 145,680
Posted By DAT2RTR

Dropped off the car at the dealership on Friday....

Dropped off the car at the dealership on Friday. They can fight with the warranty company. Hopefully ill get a new motor and trans out of the ordeal.
08-10-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 33,228
Posted By DAT2RTR

I was going to suggest running ethanol, but I...

I was going to suggest running ethanol, but I keep forgetting that not everywhere in the country has E-85 in abundance like we do in North Dakota.
07-13-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,468
Posted By DAT2RTR

No hot start issues, pukes oil into the intake...

No hot start issues, pukes oil into the intake occasionally, dynoed with 146 at the wheels. Goes to show.
07-13-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,468
Posted By DAT2RTR

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbull...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/1140x2000/80-imag1491_79d5745e34d8a05b2b81d091e5e431c9e52c8a55.jpg

Your compression test results should look something like this. These are...
07-13-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,396
Posted By DAT2RTR

Also, that factory 0-60 time, is probably on a...

Also, that factory 0-60 time, is probably on a prepared track or skidpad. Not you with an I phone timer on some side road. Not trying to be a dick. Just being honest.
07-13-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,396
Posted By DAT2RTR

All of the above, and get a compression test...

All of the above, and get a compression test done. You might think your car "seems more agressive" on the highway or racing from a roll. But it's probably not. The butt dyno lies with this car....
07-13-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,468
Posted By DAT2RTR

Exactly what RIWWP said. Along with that, how...

Exactly what RIWWP said. Along with that, how many miles are on the new engine, and what kind of break in procedure did you do?
Forum: MW RX-8 Forum
07-13-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 25,555
Posted By DAT2RTR

Havent talked to you in a while M, found out last...

Havent talked to you in a while M, found out last thursday that my 8 has pretty pathetic compression. Its going into the dealership on wednesday to see if i can get a new motor and trans from my...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-13-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 145,680
Posted By DAT2RTR

That, and this is an rx8 in DSP trim discussion....

That, and this is an rx8 in DSP trim discussion. That being said, I wish I had FI.
07-13-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,118
Posted By DAT2RTR

Im aware of this. Im bringing it to the Mazda...

Im aware of this. Im bringing it to the Mazda dealership on Wednesday. Which in my book, still constitutes "some dipshit tearing my car apart."
07-10-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,118
Posted By DAT2RTR

Thread revival powers, ACTIVATE! I picked up...

Thread revival powers, ACTIVATE!

I picked up my 2004 RX-8 last May with 91k miles on it. Wasnt aware of the need to get a compression test or anything else about the car at all. Bought the third...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-09-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 145,680
Posted By DAT2RTR

Mike, I drove it 360 miles today, beginning of...

Mike, I drove it 360 miles today, beginning of June I drove it ~1400 miles round trip to Montana, and autocrossed while I was there. :dunno:
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-09-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 145,680
Posted By DAT2RTR

That's the strangest thing. It starts fine. Cold...

That's the strangest thing. It starts fine. Cold or hot. Hot takes a hair longer, but it's not like it dies at lights or takes forever to crank. Runs fine other than that, it's slow as hell, 146whp....
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-09-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 145,680
Posted By DAT2RTR

Just remember Team, it could always be worse ...

Just remember Team, it could always be worse
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rx8club.com-vbulletin/1140x2000/80-imag1491_ce26a10f92fc5f816fdea87cd011ff745f1048a9.jpg
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-08-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 145,680
Posted By DAT2RTR

Havent updated any of my race results! Ive been...

Havent updated any of my race results! Ive been busy as hell with other commitments this year so far. Only made it to one event. Not Terribly big, and no-one else in DSP but me.

Great Falls MT...
Forum: MW RX-8 Forum
07-06-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 25,555
Posted By DAT2RTR

Is this just an RX-8 cruise? or are there going...

Is this just an RX-8 cruise? or are there going to be other people involved as well?
Forum: MW RX-8 Forum
05-27-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 25,555
Posted By DAT2RTR

This weekend in Devils Lake theres autocross! Its...

This weekend in Devils Lake theres autocross! Its a pretty small venue. I didnt get out of first gear last year and did reasonably well in PAX and raw on garbage tires and stock suspension. Hopefully...
05-27-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,085
Posted By DAT2RTR

Im aware that its not a competitor. I was just...

Im aware that its not a competitor. I was just comparing it to what i felt with the rivals on it. Upon having had a few more weeks on the tires im satisfied with them, was able to get my fenders...
05-22-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,353
Posted By DAT2RTR

In my honest opinion, I would NOT buy that car...

In my honest opinion, I would NOT buy that car for that much money. I picked up my 04 6 speed with 91k miles for 5750 before Tax and licensing fees. but, on top of that i bought the offered extended...
05-22-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 288,029
Posted By DAT2RTR

Post edited

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05-21-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 288,029
Posted By DAT2RTR

That seems to be the general consensus on...

That seems to be the general consensus on Facebook as well. im getting around to it. ill check this weekend and see if i can find a blue remanufactured sticker in the engine bay. Seeing as ive got...
05-21-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 288,029
Posted By DAT2RTR

We'll see if being on my phone will KILL the...

We'll see if being on my phone will KILL the picture quality.

1.I don't remember what brand the dyno machine was. It reads on par with the dyno jet in the state. 62℉ Bismarck, North Dakota
2....
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